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n. - An ugly evil-looking old woman.

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  • It's pronounced just like the word crone, being named for the French town Crosne.
  • Having an understandably violent reaction to the word crone she looked it up in the dictionary.
  • The crone is the old woman of great power whose life wisdom comes from both her great age and the many things she has lived through.
  • Jill slips and calls the crone "mother" leading to a tender second between the two.
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